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Sr. Manager, Programs for Education, Pathology
Arisleyda Infante
Phone: 305-585-8381
Email: pathology.residency@miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
All of our positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from July to November. Interviews are conducted from October to December.

Call Schedule

Call duty is based on a schedule with one junior and one senior resident every day, and generally covers after-hours intraoperative frozen section consultations, transfusion services, microbiology and more. Beepers are provided for call hours.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner

1851 N.W. 10th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All residency applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Step 2 Clinical Skills prior to acceptance into the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is no postgraduate training required.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Pathology – Anatomic and Clinical Residency

Mission & Vision

The mission of our department is to support excellent service for our patient population through achieving outstanding laboratory diagnostic services, providing high-quality education to our trainees and contributing to medical research. This is only possible with attracting and retaining world-class faculty members, trainees, laboratory staff and administrative personnel all working toward the same goals and sharing the vision and spirit of an outstanding academic medical center.

High standards in resident and fellow education not only reassures the quality and continuity of care by generating the next generation of leading physician specialists, but also provides a stimulating environment for faculty while enhancing patient care within the institution, overall.

Mission & Vision

The mission of our department is to support excellent service for our patient population through achieving outstanding laboratory diagnostic services, providing high-quality education to our trainees and contributing to medical research. This is only possible with attracting and retaining world-class faculty members, trainees, laboratory staff and administrative personnel all working toward the same goals and sharing the vision and spirit of an outstanding academic medical center.

High standards in resident and fellow education not only reassures the quality and continuity of care by generating the next generation of leading physician specialists, but also provides a stimulating environment for faculty while enhancing patient care within the institution, overall.

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the University of Miami/ Jackson Health System Pathology Residency Training Program.

Our program is committed to provide our trainees with in-depth training in anatomic and clinical pathology. The diverse patient population covered by our three major institutions, including the largest county hospital in the country (Jackson Health System), an NCI-designated cancer center (Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center) and a private health system (UHealth), generates a unique and challenging wealth of pathologic specimens. Together, the three-hospital system has approximately 50,000 surgical specimens, 35,000 cytology examinations, and over 8,000,000 laboratory tests yearly.

Our department offers a subspecialty-based training in all areas of pathology, with renowned experts in the field. The residents also benefit from our large number of fellows who offer guidance and teaching in almost every area of surgical pathology.

The program’s curriculum has been recently redesigned to offer daily didactic sessions, weekly (“unknowns”) microscopic sessions, and a variety of intradepartmental meeting and lectures. We aim to create a rich learning environment with progressive milestones and responsibilities. Our incoming residents are initially paired with senior trainees through a “buddy system”, to ensure proper supervision and progressive independent activities. As the field of pathology evolves, we also emerge our trainees in digitalization and ensure that our residents are always “ahead of the game”.

There are substantial opportunities for clinical and translational research, which is facilitated by our leadership through small intradepartmental grants. The residents are also encouraged to participate in national and international meetings.

We are proud of our mission, vision and values, and we welcome you to our UM/JHS family of physicians.

Sincerely,

Andre Pinto, M.D.

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the University of Miami/ Jackson Health System Pathology Residency Training Program.

Our program is committed to provide our trainees with in-depth training in anatomic and clinical pathology. The diverse patient population covered by our three major institutions, including the largest county hospital in the country (Jackson Health System), an NCI-designated cancer center (Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center) and a private health system (UHealth), generates a unique and challenging wealth of pathologic specimens. Together, the three-hospital system has approximately 50,000 surgical specimens, 35,000 cytology examinations, and over 8,000,000 laboratory tests yearly.

Our department offers a subspecialty-based training in all areas of pathology, with renowned experts in the field. The residents also benefit from our large number of fellows who offer guidance and teaching in almost every area of surgical pathology.

The program’s curriculum has been recently redesigned to offer daily didactic sessions, weekly (“unknowns”) microscopic sessions, and a variety of intradepartmental meeting and lectures. We aim to create a rich learning environment with progressive milestones and responsibilities. Our incoming residents are initially paired with senior trainees through a “buddy system”, to ensure proper supervision and progressive independent activities. As the field of pathology evolves, we also emerge our trainees in digitalization and ensure that our residents are always “ahead of the game”.

There are substantial opportunities for clinical and translational research, which is facilitated by our leadership through small intradepartmental grants. The residents are also encouraged to participate in national and international meetings.

We are proud of our mission, vision and values, and we welcome you to our UM/JHS family of physicians.

Sincerely,

Andre Pinto, M.D.

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

20

Duration of Residency?

4 years

Program Highlights

World-class faculty

30+ multidisciplinary weekly tumor board conferences

50,000+ cases annually reflecting the wide disease spectrum of a metropolitan population, as well as Caribbean & South American countries

Program Curriculum

Years 1 – 2

During the first two years of training, residents will have anatomic pathology and clinical pathology rotations, as well as junior call.

Years 3 – 4

During the third and fourth year of training, residents will have anatomic pathology and clinical pathology rotations, as well as senior call.
The pathology residency has two main components: anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. Most residents are AP+CP trainees. The four-year training consists of a mixture of rotations in different subspecialty areas. While the emphasis is on the more commonly encountered disease pathologies (breast, dermatopathology, ENT, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, hematopathology), exposure to all subspecialties is observed. Adequate training in autopsy pathology and medicolegal pathology is maintained. Clinical pathology rotations include transfusion medicine, microbiology, molecular pathology and clinical chemistry, among others. Elective rotations are also in place for other topics, quality assurance and translational research projects. During the first quarter of the year, each first year resident is closely supervised and accompanied by designated senior residents, including call hours.

Other than the subspecialty rotations outlined above, resident curriculum includes formal didactic lectures by faculty and case conferences. Resident time is protected for lectures and other resident educational conferences. One-on-one teaching during daily case sign-outs is an important part of diagnostic pathology teaching. AP/CP case conferences, call rounds, grand rounds and tumor boards are among other resources. We also make an effort to provide the latest available versions of web-based pathology teaching modules and online versions of textbooks. Pre-RISE and RISE exams are administered every year.

Our Pathology Education Committee consists of the vice chair of education, program directors, selected faculty members and chief residents. This committee generates the input for developing and maintaining the curriculum, based on faculty and resident feedback. These activities are supervised by the vice chair of education and the department chair. Bi-monthly resident surveys provide anonymized opportunity to give feedback to the department about resident needs and educational performance of the department.

Your Faculty

David M. Andrews, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Pathology
Medical Director, Jackson Memorial Hospital Laboratories

Jonathan England, MD
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director, Pathology – Anatomic and Clinical Residency Program

Carmen Gomez-Fernandez, MD
Professor, Pathology
Vice Chair and Director, Education

Sakir Humayun Gultekin, MD
Clinical Professor, Pathology and Neurology
Director of Neuropathology

Merce Jorda, MD, PhD, MBA
Chief, Pathology
Interim Chair

Other members of the Educational Committee include: Drs. Jennifer Chapman; Monica Garcia-Buitrago; Andre Pinto and Julio Poveda.

Alumni Placements Include:

AmeriPath
Brandon Regional Hospital
HCA Healthcare
Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The University of Chicago
UMass Memorial Medical Center
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Upstate Medical University Syracuse
VCU Health

Alumni Placements Include:

AmeriPath
Brandon Regional Hospital
HCA Healthcare
Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The University of Chicago
UMass Memorial Medical Center
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Upstate Medical University Syracuse
VCU Health